Hellsing Moving From Manga Series to Big Screen; David Goyer to Direct

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Fans of the Hellsing manga series are going to be thrilled to hear the news that Solar Eclipse Films is currently elbow-deep in creating the official Hellsing movie, and the co-writer of the entire Dark Knight trilogy, David S. Goyer, is slated to direct.

UPDATE: David Goyer Addresses Hellsing Rumors

Solar Eclipse Films purchased the rights to Hellsing after a five-year process and plans to begin filming in early to mid 2013. With Goyer in tow to direct, the production company is in the process of bringing some huge names to the cast. More info on that as we get it. Hellsing will be the first in a series of films, but the initial movie will focus on the first four manga books.

Asim Ahmad is the writer and will be playing the role of Alucard. (Asim will also be playing Professor Michael Morbius in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Nice!) Jake Sharp will play the role of Father Anderson with Ana Johnsson as Integra and Daniel Bernhardt as Walter.

We’ll have plenty more in this in the weeks and months to come, but to stay absolutely current, visit the official Hellsing website, “like” Hellsing on Facebook and follow Hellsing on Twitter (@Hellsing_movie).

The Hellsing Organization is a secret division of the British Government formed to hunt down and eradicate any supernatural and satanic threats to the nation’s security and to the throne and has done so for generations. Now a threat looms that could possibly wipe out all life on Earth, and it’s up to Hellsing and its top agent, the vampire Alucard, to find the evil force and vanquish it, once and for all.

Hellsing Moving From Manga Series to Big Screen, David Goyer to Direct

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  • LSD Zombie

    Goyer should stick to writing. Directing isn’t his strong suit and I’m pretty sure it never will be.

  • Terminal

    Let me guess: Paul Bettany will star!

  • Rob

    I seriously hope this is just false information because this sounds like one of the worst ideas in a long while. David Goyer would ruin Hellsing just like he ruined Blade, except worse.

    • argentleman

      So let me get this straight. David Goyer, the screenwriter of the entire Blade franchise, is the one that ruined the Blade franchise? He wrote all 3 films, and only directed the third. If you do any research, you’ll realize that Wesley Snipes himself had a lot to do with why Blade 3 sucked. He barely showed up to set, let his body doubles do most of the fighting, so they kept expanding Ryan Reynold’s role to fill the gap left during production. There’s an enlightening interview with Patton Oswalt out there that goes through all of this.

      • Rob

        Yes, David Goyer is the one that ruined the Blade franchise. Blade 2, which is one of my favorite comic book films period, was only as good as it was because of Guillermo del Toro. That’s the thing about David Goyer. At best, he’s a decent script writer, as long as he has a good director to work with and fix any problems his work has. But he wrote and directed Blade: Trinity, and that was the first mistake with that movie.

        The second, which wasn’t David’s fault, was New Line wanting to use Blade: Trinity to lay the groundwork for a Night-Stalkers spin-off. And I read that interview with Patton, which doesn’t add anything new to what I already knew beforehand (though it changes the timeline of certain events like paying the bikers to be ‘security’), and just further proves what I’ve always seen and read, which is that Wesley is a very heavy method actor, especially as Blade, and was extremely invested in that character and that franchise. Yes, he could’ve handled it a little better, but going by various reports I’ve read concerning the film, he felt backstabbed by Goyer, who at the time he was close friends with, and even helped get him the directing gig for Goyer. I just wish that five page letter that Wesley wrote to New Line got leaked. I’d love to read it.

        And really, what has David Goyer done since then not counting the Nolan Batman movies because let’s face it, those get re-written by the Nolan brothers. And everything else he has done since then has been panned, like The Unborn. I’ve even seen people on this site say that the less involved David got with the Blade tv show, the better it became. Besides, I’m pretty sure Wesley Snipes isn’t to blame for the shit spewed out of Ryan Reynolds mouth. Seriously, what kind of dipshit comes with dialogue like cock-juggling thunder-cunt?